Hollywood Bowl Makes History with First All Black Symphony Orchestra Set to Perform This Juneteenth Weekend 

This Sunday, June 19, 2022, marks the anniversary of Black Independence Day in America—Juneteenth

In recognition of this day, a JUNETEENTH: A Global Celebration of Freedom will take place at the world-famous Hollywood Bowl on Sunday, June 19, featuring a diverse lineup of thoughtful, impactful, and essential Black artists.

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The bill includes Amir Sulaiman, Anthony HamiltonBilly PorterDebbie Allen Dance AcademyEarth Wind & FireChaka Khan, Jhené AikoKhalidKiller MikeLucky DayeMary MaryMichelle WilliamsMickey GuytonRobert Glasper, The Roots and The Re-Collective Orchestra (a 68-piece all-Black symphony orchestra). 

Notably, the event makes history as it will be the first time an all-Black orchestra performs on stage in the Hollywood Bowl’s 100-year history. 

Principal Conductor of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Thomas Wilkins and Derrick Hodge will conduct, while Adam Blackstone and The Roots co-founder and Academy® Award-winning filmmaker Questlove will serve as the evening’s Musical Directors. 

It promises to be an unforgettable celebration of Black culture and excellence brought to life and powered by Black creators.

Tickets are currently available online at hollywoodbowl.com or via phone at 323 850 2000. Programs, artists, prices and dates subject to change. Ticket limits may apply.

Hollywood Bowl is one of the largest natural amphitheaters in the world, with a seating capacity of nearly 18,000, the Hollywood Bowl has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since its official opening in 1922 and plays host to the finest artists from all genres of music, offering something for everyone. 

Author: Keri Freeman

Military mom and proud parent, artist, writer, musician and film maker. Cocktail connoisseur. Publisher of DTLA Weekly.

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